The Beach Cowboys Band

Sammy Roye and Jack Hanson formed the Beach Cowboys Band in 1998.

Sammy plays the bass and he also sings lead. He started his musical career during High School in the Palo Alto area. His first bass lesson was from a guy named Jerry Garcia. Sammy's High School band was signed by Columbia Records. His band played with San Francisco area bands such as Santana, Quick Silver Messenger, Lydia Pense, Tower of Power, Sly Stone, Credence Clearwater, Stevie Nicks, and Janice Joplin's Big Brother.

Jack is the guitarist and sings lead. He is a local ‘Santa Cruzer’ who became involved in music in his early teens. Jack's influences range from Wes Montgomery and Miles Davis to Jeff Beck. He is regarded as one of the most creative and original guitarists of the area.

Don Rutter on drums and Tamas Marius on flute and saxophones help bring the house down every time they play. Check for our next gig on the Calendar page!